Martha L. Maletz (née Leedle), 96, founder of the Community Music School of the Lehigh Valley died peacefully at her residence March 22, 2019. She was the wife of the late Joseph Maletz. She and her husband shared a love of music which continued through their 58 years of marriage. She played the piano and he played the violin.
For many years, she offered private piano lessons in her home in Philadelphia and Allentown.
Milagros “Millie” A. Fingerman, 73, of Macungie, died May 14, 2019, at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy. She was the wife of the late Louis Fingerman, who died in 2012.
Born in San Sebastian, Puerto Rico, she was a daughter of the late John Martin and Generosa (Cardona) Gerena.
She was a member of St. Ann Church, Emmaus.
She worked for John Wanamaker’s and various credit unions before retiring.
She enjoyed her family, her dogs, crocheting and the arts.
David W. Price, 58, of Macungie, died May 15, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township, surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of Nic Chan. They had been together for over 25 years. Born in Pittsburgh, he was a son of Dorothy P. (Mudron) Lee, of West Mifflin and the late William J. Price.
He retired in 2014 as the vice president for the Asian Operations of Air Products and Chemicals. He was currently a personal trainer in the Lehigh Valley area.
He loved to travel. He enjoyed cooking, music, movies, studying nutrition and foreign languages.
Mae E. Foster, 89, of Emmaus, died May 15, 2019, in her home. She was the wife of the late Roy W. Foster, who died Oct. 25, 2009. Born in Allentown, she was a daughter of the late Irwin J. and Elsie R. (Rayden) Welliver.
She was a waitress for Moore’s Diner, Allentown.
She is survived by daughters, Susan and her husband, Armand, Debra and her husband, James Druckenmiller; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by a daughter, Donna and five siblings.
Contributions may be made to AseraCare Hospice, 7660 Imperial Way, Suite 410, Allentown, 18195.
Randall J. Schmoyer, 66, of Alburtis, died May 13, 2019, at St. Luke’s Hospice House, Bethlehem. He was the husband of Susan D. (Wetzel) Schmoyer. They celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary in December 2018. Born in Allentown, he was a son of the late Thomas S. and Viola B. (Hilbert) Schmoyer.
He was an equipment operator for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for over 33 years, retiring in 2006.
He was a member of Breinigsville VFW, Alburtis Rod and Gun Club, Tall Maples Hunting Cabin and life member of Emaus Fire Company Social Club.
Nancy L. (Hensinger) Guth, died May 16, 2019, in her home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the late Leonard E. Guth. Born in Emmaus, she was a daughter of Harold Hensinger and LaRue (Adams) Hensinger Dankel.
She worked as a radiologic technologist at Sacred Heart Hospital from 1956 to 1963, and then returned to work there from 1978 until retirement. Upon retirement, she and her husband moved to Delaware where she was a volunteer at Bayhealth-Kent General.
Carl Burton Martrich, 86, of Salisbury Township, died peacefully May 10, 2019, at home. He was the husband of Lenore (Koehler) Martrich for 66 years prior to her death in February of 2017.
He is survived by daughters, Linda and her husband, Ralph Schaffer, Karen Porter, Tami and her husband, Harry Ahlum; grandchildren, Nicole and Kirk; three great-grandchildren and faithful cat, Happy. He was predeceased by a son, Terrence.
Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one’s choice.
Margaret F. (Kern) Papsun, 93, of East Texas Road, Allentown, Lower Macungie Township, died May 17, 2019, at Lehigh Valley Hospital, Salisbury Township. She was the wife of the late John M. Papsun who died in 1995. Born in Oahu, Hawaii, she was a daughter of the late George Sr. and Mae (Teryua) Kern.
She was employed as a seamstress/machine operator by Schneider Manufacturing, Allentown, where she also was a fashion model
She attended St. John’s United Church of Christ, Fullerton.
Gordon “Gordy” Bender, 101, died peacefully in his sleep May 16, 2019. He was the husband of the late Helen (Burnell) Bender. They were married for 57 years. He was the son of the late William and Lotte Bender. He grew up in Catasauqua and raised his family in Emmaus.
He worked for Mack Trucks from the age of 18 until his retirement. He was proud of his work helping to organize the UAW and serving as a shop steward for many years.
He served in the U.S. Army, a Master Sergeant veteran of World War II, in the South Pacific.
Shirley C. Lentz, 85, of Wescosville, died May 9, 2019, in Lehigh Valley Hospital, Allentown. She was the beloved wife of Joseph S. Lentz. They celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary April 4. Born in Hazleton, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Henry N. and Lilian M. (DeLong) Fegley.
She was a 1951 graduate of Allentown High School and worked for a couple of years as a dental assistant for the late Dr. Robert Minogue in Allentown.